Russ is a Principle Engineer on the Routing Protocols Architects Team, within the Cisco IOS Software development organization, NSSTG, in RTP, NC. He deals with anything which touches routing protocols within Cisco worldwide. Formerly on the IOS-XR Team, Customer Assurance Global Escalation Team (Routing Protocols), and Routing Protocols backline TRT Technical Assistance Center.
Most recently, involved in the development of the Cisco professional level design certification (the CCDE), routing protocols security, fast routing convergence, routed mobile ad hoc networks, and various other efforts within and outside Cisco. Active in the IETF, regular speaker at Networkers, all around general routing geek.